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Crystal River High School

Public | 9-12 | 1304 students

 
 

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Posted February 27, 2013

This School has the best programs. The strong principal/school leadership. Also Excellent teachers in Florida.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2010

They work wonders with these kids -- my grandson is in band and they played at the Sugar Bowl last yera in New Orleans. They care about the kids


Posted October 3, 2010

caring teachers,great marching band!!


Posted October 3, 2010

Teachers and administrators work to meet the needs of all students and to promote respect and responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

Because they have an awesome band program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2010

Firstly, I was born & raised in Citrus County & I was a graduate of Crystal River High School. I loved my years there. My brothers also graduated from CRHS. The youngest played Trumpet & drums in the Pirate Band & my older brother was a quarterback for all 4 years. My oldest son graduated from CRHS & was in ROTC for all 4 years & now my youngest son has been in band since a freshmen in the Percussion Ensemble. It is difficult to put into words the very special meaning that band has meant to my son & this family, except to simply say - "Outstanding! And our lives would not be the same without having this experience." Thank You, Proud Alumni & parent - Sue Howard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

Amazing teachers, talented students, dedicated administration.


Posted October 1, 2010

This school has given my grandchildren a purpose in life. I have had 2 students in the band program it has shown team work, competitive attitude and inspiration for a better future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

Great teachers, awsome child care, band and nursing courses give kids practical experience and credentials for the working world before leaving high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Because my child has been very successful there !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

I really like the Crystal River Golden Pirate band, and the N.JR.O.T.C program.


Posted September 29, 2010

I believe the school is heading in the right direction, especially with the "AVID" program, which supports students who have the will and desire to be college-bound, but otherwise would not have the opportunities. Unfortunately, there are a few teachers who do not feel a commitment to their students, and that is openly apparent. The principal has done wonders in the last 1 1/2 years - keep up the great work! More parents need to be involved, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

I can say, as a student of Crystal River High School, that this is a very caring high school, and allows students to break free and let everyone know who they are, and to just be themselves. I am part of the Health Academy here at CRHS, and I love it. Everyday we learn so much, and the teachers are the best thing at CRHS. I love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

This school has many atheltic advantages and it's great! I can say that the activities, sports, and the eduational programs are amazing. If you are a major in Foreign Language this school is right for you. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2009

This school has the best counselor and office staff out there! They are friendly, caring, and so helpful. CRHS students could use an extra dance or something like it to help the students learn to socialize and interact more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

My son graduated in June, 2008 and has gone off to college very well prepared. He was able to take and succeed in honors, A.P. and dual enrollment classes. He was involved in sports and activities that provided him with wonderful role models and experiences outside the classroom. He loved school and his teachers and I was very pleased with the education and life experiences that he received while at CRHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

i love it! Crystal River High is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

My son has attended CRHS for one year in the health academy. The Health Academy is absolutely wonderful, with a great curriculum and caring teachers. The principal is also caring and makes a point of calling parents personally to let them know about their childrens FCAT scores. It would be nice if the school had additional extracurricular activities and 1 or 2 more dances. There is room for improvement at CRHS but I believe the principal, teachers and students are on the right track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

I'm a student here at crhs. I'm a sophomore and I'm just learning the ropes of highschool. This school is a basic highschool that just needs to improve a little bit more. During the time that I'm writing this there is a state wide budget cut for schools. Teachers are quiting and class sizes are monsterous. If you want to know when I'm writing this, the date is 5/7/08. Still,I don't think that the school is to blame. No, it is the location. The majority of kids in this school just don't have the heart to learn. The reason being is because of parents are neglecting their kids. The teachers job is to respect this and try to pull the kids out of this hole. I do have a lot of respect for this school and it has helped me through the years of hardship and provided me a home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2008

I attend this school as a senior and well more than half the teachers dont even care about their students education they just go to work because its their job
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

300 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
69%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 85%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 76%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%58%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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3195 Crystal River High Drive
Crystal River, FL 34428
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Phone: (352) 795-4641

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